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Missouri Baptists raise over $900,000 to fund Great Commission

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Missouri Baptists donated more than $900,000 to state missions through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) for the second consecutive year. MMO receipts in 2023, which are disbursed in 2024, ...

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“SBC at a Crossroads” Rick Warren addresses problems in new video series

The Southern Baptist Convention has lost nearly a half-million members in the past year, which represents the largest decline in more than a century. Pastor and author Rick Warren is addressing the ...

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Christians around the world pause to mark Holy Week before Easter

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Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Easter, is a sacred time for Christians around the world, with each day leading up to Sunday having special significance. Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches remember ...

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Today in Church History: Arthur Pink writes another letter

Arthur Pink is often described as an eccentric. He didn’t really fit in anywhere. Converted to Christ out of a theosophical background (the New Age movement of his day), he became a ...

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Lent is season for celebration, not just self-denial

Although Ash Wednesday marked the first day of Lent, many Protestants consider it to be primarily a Catholic season. The commemoration, however, is finding growing popularity among Protestants looking to bring a ...

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Rise of the ‘nons’ is shaking the American religious landscape

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“The two biggest stories in American religion are the nones and the nons,” premier numbers guy Ryan Burge told Christianity Today. Nones, so prominent in the media this past decade, are those ...

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Southern Baptists disfellowship churches over sexuality, discrimination issues

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Two Southern Baptist churches were disfellowshipped by the denomination this week The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee approved recommendations from the Credentials Committee to disfellowship College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., ...

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Vision for one billion souls by 2030 unites believers from around globe

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From Baptists to Pentecostals and everybody in between, people who believe the Lord Jesus wants to save at least one billion souls by 2030 also say his prayer for unity in John ...

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Southern Baptist executives defy vote of members on sexual abuse issue

The Southern Baptist Convention continues to wrestle with questions about how to handle sexual abuse allegations. Earlier this week, the executive committee defied the will of the denomination’s members, or “messengers,” by ...

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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Missouri Baptists address restoration and reconciliation at annual meeting

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Restoration and reconciliation were the themes of the recent annual meeting of Missouri Baptists in Branson. “We have come to celebrate restoration,” said John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention ...

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Church affiliation proves to be reliable indicator of party affiliation

One of the best ways to predict if someone is a Republican or a Democrat is to ask if they regularly attend church – and what church. Almost every predominantly white Protestant ...

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New Southern Baptist leader JD Greear to confront sex abuse issues

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Southern Baptists last week elected a new leader to help them find new ways to confront serious problems within the church. Voting members at the convention chose Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit ...

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Southern Baptist annual meeting deals with #MeToo

The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious era of the #MeToo movement as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual-misconduct cases. One ...

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